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Archive for January 2019

Actress and GOOP Creator Sued Over Utah Ski Crash

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has been accused in a new lawsuit Tuesday of breaking a man’s ribs and leaving him with a concussion when she smashed into him from behind while skiing at a Utah ski resort in 2016. Retired optometrist … Source: Claims Journal

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Concrete Firm Pays $1M to Settle Metrorail Suit

A concrete company is paying $1 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging it falsified test data on materials used in the multibillion-dollar expansion of the Washington region’s Metrorail system. Federal prosecutors in Alexandria announced the civil settlement with Universal … Source: Claims Journal

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Judge Sees ‘Clear-Cut Pattern’ of PG&E Causing Fires

A federal judge who has been critical of PG&E Corp.’s safety record said the utility has a “clear-cut pattern” of starting fires. U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup is overseeing PG&E’s probation for safety violations that led to felony convictions … Source: Claims Journal

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The Changing Nature of Insurance Claims Litigation

Mergers and acquisitions, sophisticated litigation management technology and hedge fund-backed capital has made the plaintiffs’ bar a formidable opponent in recent years. In the last podcast in the Insights on InsurTech series, The Future of Insurance Claims Litigation, Wesley Todd, … Source: Claims Journal

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Polar Vortex Outbreaks Expected to be the Norm

It might seem counterintuitive, but the dreaded polar vortex is bringing its icy grip to parts of the U.S. thanks to a sudden blast of warm air in the Arctic. Get used to it. The polar vortex has been wandering … Source: Claims Journal

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PG&E Files for Bankruptcy Amid Wildfire Lawsuits

The largest utility in the U.S., Pacific Gas & Electric Corp., filed for bankruptcy Tuesday as it faces billions of dollars in potential damages from wildfires in California. The utility filed documents in a U.S. court seeking Chapter 11 reorganization … Source: Claims Journal

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